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  • Google, SOS, Feature, Maps, Search, Disaster, Help

    Google to the rescue with new SOS Alerts function

    July 28, 2017 • Online & SocialComments Off on Google to the rescue with new SOS Alerts function

    Google has announced the launch of a new “SOS Alerts” feature for both Search and Maps. The new feature which is aimed at giving its users up to date information when a natural disaster or other crisis hits, will now feature at the top of...

  • Google updates Maps and Earth with 800,000 megapixels

    June 26, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Google updates Maps and Earth with 800,000 megapixels

    Google announced today that they have updated their popular Google Maps and Google Earth with 800,000 megapixels of new imagery. “We’re unveiling new satellite imagery for all Google mapping products today. This stunning new imagery of the earth from...

  • Google might buy Waze for $1.3-billion to spite Facebook

    June 10, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Google might buy Waze for $1.3-billion to spite Facebook

    Rumours started to circulate in May that search powerhouse Google was weighing up the option to buy Israeli navigation service Waze for $1-billion. Apple has also been rumoured to be in talks with the company about a possible buy-out for $500 million, but...

  • Apple apologises for Maps mix-up

    October 1, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Apple apologises for Maps mix-up

    iPhone 5-maker Apple has apologised for the fiasco surrounding the handset’s built-in Maps application, which has been sending users on a wild goose-chase in terms of navigation. Apple abandoned the use of Google Maps on their handsets in favour of their...

  • How TomTom gathers data and develops it into accurate maps

    September 12, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on How TomTom gathers data and develops it into accurate maps

    GPS navigation is something that has become very complex, yet millions of consumers everyday make use of the technology. Users take for granted how the technology works, as they expect to only switch on their device and navigate to a point. But how does a...

  • TomTom Africa expands its coverage into the continent

    August 10, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on TomTom Africa expands its coverage into the continent

    TomTom has announced map enhancements around the globe, delivering new coverage and features for automotive, government, enterprise and consumer customers. The company’s maps cover more than 200 countries and territories globally, now with navigable...

  • Google maps Nigeria

    February 24, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Google has announced the launch of Google maps for Nigeria...

  • Google Launches Maps for South Africa

    October 28, 2009 • Enterprise ITComments (2)

    As of today, new detailed maps of many South African cities and towns, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and East London, are accessible on Google Maps through any web browser or via Google Maps for Mobile on data enabled...

  • Tele Atlas expands its African mapping service

    March 2, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tele Atlas expands its African mapping service

    Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and location based content, is already responsible for approximately 99% of mapping content accessed through personal navigation devices in South Africa (according to Gfk Group)...